Labels: Debbie Schlussel, Hammas, Hezbollah, Miss Oklahoma, Miss USA, politically correct, Rima Fikah, terrorist
Not Exactly A Precious Prejean Moment
Right, Left, Middle and Just Plain Awful pundits are still burning the midnight oil as I write this. And I'm no exception. After all, we're still smarting from the bizarre fracas that was Carrie Prejean. This situation, however, is much more serious.
The reaction to Ms. Rima Fakih being crowned Miss USA is more like hysteria - on both sides. Ditto the reaction to Miss Oklahoma's remarks before being chosen as second runner-up. So which side is louder, more vicious, more vulgar?
While the Left got in a few uncouth remarks, I'm forced to say that the ultra-Christofascist Right takes the prize in the remarks of one Debbie Schlussel. Forget Fox News' comments about Miss Oklahoma's losing answer, Schlussel has the real scoop on Rima because she's has ties to Islamic terrorism all over the place! Schlussle intimates that she and she alone has uncovered so much about Fakih that she (Schlussel) should be considered a hero.
From Fox News:
An unhappy crowd booed Miss USA judge Oscar Nunez when he asked Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard a question about Arizona’s immigration law on Sunday night’s pageant.
"I'm a huge believer in states' rights. I think that's what's so wonderful about America," Woolard said. "So I think it's perfectly fine for Arizona to create that law."
– Fox News’s Gretchen Carlson complained that Woolard’s “informed opinion” may have cost her the crown, and said that Fakih may have won because we live in a “PC society.” [5/17/10]
The American Prospect:
The level of anger is just so plainly disproportionate to the matter at hand as to be self-implicating. These people aren't worried about terrorism -- they're offended by the idea of Muslims being integrated into the most mundane and banal aspects of American society.
-- A. Serwer
Michelle Malkin is savvy enough to mostly cloak her freak-out behind horror over Fakih's politics (although she can't resist a dig at those "identity politics" people), while other conservative bloggers just go ahead and call her a terrorist. Professional Islamophobe Daniel Pipes combs the internet for other instances in which Muslim women have won beauty contests, and concludes there's some kind of "an odd form of affirmative action" going on. Because how could anyone choose a Muslim over a "real American" in a beauty contest?
But she's a filthy Muslim/terrorist slut! whose crown was financed by a Hammas terrorist!